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Pregnant Driver Hurt In Weekend Crash In Plainfield

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PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — A pregnant driver was injured in a crash in Plainfield over the weekend, which sent her sport-utility vehicle flying 40 feet in the air.

Six people were hospitalized in the crash that occurred at 12:27 a.m. Sunday on Route 126 and County Line Road. All were transported in good condition except for the pregnant woman.

The woman was listed in serious condition primarily because she is seven months pregnant and she was at the point of the vehicle that took the most impact in the broadside collision, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said.

Stratton said the SUV was on Route 126 when it was hit from the side by a minivan on County Line Road. The impact sent the SUV flying about 40 feet, but ultimately it landed on its wheels, Stratton said.

“It was hit in the middle of the intersection and catapulted into the drainage ditch,” he said.

Emergency crews had to extricate people from the vehicles. Four people were in the SUV and two were in the minivan.

On the scene were four Plainfield ambulances and ambulances from Oswego, Romeoville and Joliet.

Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.

The Joliet Herald-News contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.